Citizen and Media Centre Winning Proposal / Henning Larsen Architects

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Forming a distinctive entrance to the listed Baden-Wurttemberg parliament building, the design for the Citizen and Media Centre by Henning Larsen Architects recently won the first prize in the competition. The new entrance is shaped like a large amphitheatre, sunk in the ground to attract its 65,000 visitors a year. The round shape also creates an agora in the center, ideal for political meetings and public cultural events alike. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘The Poetics of Boxes’, an exhibition on the work of Mathias Klotz

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With the exhibition “The Poetics of Boxes” Aedes presents the first monographic show in Europe of the work of Mathias Klotz from Santiago de Chile, currently one of Chile’s most successful international architects.

Klotz’s works are characterised by their structural clarity. The distinct volumes and lines of his buildings correspond with perfect conceptual rigour to the landscape. In the exhibition this cosmopolitan from the Pacific presents his approaches and working methods. Alongside his work as an architect for over thirty years, is also active as filmmaker and photographer. So in a certain way his buildings can be understood as constructed screenplays. They tell the stories of the inhabitants and the surroundings. Klotz’s stylistic devices are framed views, light and shadow, as well as a reduced palette of materials consisting mostly of timber and exposed concrete. Views into and out of the buildings provide a strong connection with the setting. The relationship between inside and outside is a very central theme in Klotz’s oeuvre.

Speaking at the opening, on September 13, will be Pritzker Prize jury member, Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Cristóbal Molina Baeza, Commissioner National Council for Culture and the Arts, Miquel Adriá, Director Arquine, and Mathias Klotz.

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House KLR / archequipe

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Architects: archequipe
Location: Cologne,
Team: Jutta Klare, Bartosz Czempiel, Sebastian Filla
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Roland Unterbusch

House P / Philipp Architekten

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Architects: Philipp Architekten
Location: , Germany
Area: 313.0 sqm
Photographs: Victor Brigola, Oliver Schuster, Johannes Kottjé

Museum of Bavarian History Competition Entry / AVA

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Designed by AVA (Andrea Vattovani Architecture), their proposal for the Museum of Bavarian History not only creates an icon for the city, but their intervention is able to emphasize and further develop the city structure. Since a box-like form didn‘t seem to be the best solution for integrating the museum in its surroundings, they took special notice of the urban surroundings and protected monuments in the development process. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Glazed Software Factory Winning Proposal / HENN


Developed for the architectural competition organized by real estate company, STI Immobilienmanagement, HENN‘s design for the Glazed Software Factory was just announced as the winning proposal. The company’s new office building, located in , consists of open, transparent spatial structures allowing for a varying range of office types. This strategy combines areas of communication and concentration with one another to provide a bright and diverse working environment for customers and staff. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Public Music School / Wulf Architekten

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Architects: Wulf Architekten
Location: Nordring, Hamm,
Client: City of Hamm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Wulf Architekten

KiTa Schöne Aussicht / Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten

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Architects: Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten
Location: , Germany
Design Team: Stephan Birk, Liza Heilmeyer, Martin Frenzel, Jochen Günzler, Mykola Holoviznin, Hanna Weber
Area: 1,221 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten

Containerlove / LHVH Architekten

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Architects: LHVH Architekten
Location: , Eifel,
Photographs: Tomas Riehle

DUSSELDORF / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

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Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners
Location: ,
Area: 600 sqm
Photographs: Jean-Luc Laloux

Video: Jewish Museum in Berlin

Since its opening in 2001, the ever inspiring Jewish Museum in Berlin has experienced the addition of the Studio Daniel Libeskind designed Glass Courtyard in 2007, and The Academy which was recently completed and opened in 2013. With the museum as the focus and inspiration driving these two recent additions, Spirit of Space took this opportunity to provide us with another look at this emotionally moving masterpiece. From the very beginning, Libeskind believed the extension to the museum was about establishing and securing an identity within , which was lost during WWII. In cinematic form, their film attempts to express the uneasy sequential essence of Libeskind’s work.

Lake House / LHVH Architekten

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Architects: LHVH Architekten
Location: Kreuzau,
Year: 2010
Photographs: Lukas Roth

E.On Avacon / Bof Architekten

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Architects: Bof Architekten
Location: Joachim-Campe-Straße, 38226 Salzgitter,
Design Team: Lutz Schneider, Frank Keikut, Leonie Willnauer, Katrin Becker Timo Eisele, Tim Kalka, Romain Taunais, Judith Overberg
Area: 8436.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hagen Stier, Thomas Lewandovski

Primary School in Karlsruhe / wulf architekten

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Architects: wulf architekten
Location: Sengestraße, 76187 , Germany
Colleagues: Ingmar Menzer (PL), Oliver Hasselbach, Larissa Schuster, Christopher Velz
Year: 2012
Photographs: Brigida González

Bildungszentrum Tor zur Welt / Bof Architekten

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Architects: Bof Architekten
Location: Thielenstraße, 21109 ,
Area: 22000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hagen Stier

Museum of Bavarian History Competition Entry / Irlenbusch von Hantelmann Architekten

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Designed by Irlenbusch von Hantelmann Architekten, their proposal for the Museum of Bavarian History in Regensburg accentuates its significance through its single urban block concept. The aim of the urban layout is a sensitive implementation of the new building in the world heritage surrounding, without disregarding the importance of the museum. Therefore the historical layout with its unique alleys is continued with the new setting. More images and architects’ description after the break.

PALÄON / Holzer Kobler Architekturen

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Architects: Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Location: Lange Trift, 38364 , Germany
Area: 4090.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Holzer Kobler Architekturen

Halle A / Designliga

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Architects: Designliga
Location: Emmy-Noether-Straße 2, 80992 , Germany
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Designliga